Press release September 29, 2016 02:50:00 PM CET

Metso's reliable Neles BWX butterfly valve meets requirements of various process industries

Metso's reliable Neles BWX butterfly valve meets requirements of various process industries

Metso Corporation's press release on September 29, 2016 at 2:50 p.m. EEST

Metso's Neles BWX high-performance butterfly valve has now gained ground in meeting the challenging requirements of various process industries globally, including air separation unit (ASU), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and turbine business. In addition, Metso has delivered its BWX valves to the Siemens Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) plant in Rotterdam, Netherlands, for use in the plastic bottle manufacturing process. BWX valves are also securing process performance for one of the largest LNG customers in China and for refining customers in India. Originally developed for the oil and gas industry in close collaboration with the gases and engineering company Linde, the valve has immediately proven its performance in a greenfield project for an air separation unit.

Expanding the scope to new markets

Metso's BWX valves delivered to Siemens' PTA project have fulfilled the stringent safety and efficiency requirements existing in the demanding oxidation process of PTA production. In the successful product development partnership with Linde, Metso's unique knowledge played a decisive role.

By further applying the BWX to new purposes in various process industries, a wider scope of Metso's flow control customers are now able to benefit from the superior valve design and the easy maintenance and energy efficiency that comes with it. The body has a monolithic design without a clamp ring, which is optimal for high safety and reliability in use, as there are no additional parts or screws that could detach.

"With the unique features of the BW platform combined with this state-of-the-art BWX valve series, Metso is providing real value for its customers especially when it comes to safety, efficiency and reliability. The platform design approach allows for easy and fast customization for all main process industries, from cryogenic to extreme warm temperatures," says Martin Dreßen, Business Manager, Oil & Gas business line, Metso.

World-class technologies for optimized performance

The quick-closing Neles BWX butterfly valve has been specifically designed to meet the new oxygen service requirements. The valve has a high Cv value provided by its metal-seated butterfly design. As a result of the unique sealing system, the valve can perform even with a critical pressure ratio and at an operating angle as small as 10 degrees.

With its high-quality Neles® and Jamesbury® product families, Metso delivers efficiency and reliability to oil and gas, pulp and paper, and other process industries. Metso's extensive Neles® control valve offering includes standard and severe service globe valves, which are designed to operate at extreme pressures and temperatures. Through its global Flow Control services network, Metso optimizes its customers' performance and the total cost of ownership.

Metso is a world leading industrial company serving the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. We help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability by using our unique knowledge, experienced people and innovative solutions to build new, sustainable ways of growing together.

Our products range from mining and aggregates processing equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Our customers are supported by a broad scope of services and a global network of over 80 service centers and about 6,400 services professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.

Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland, and had net sales of about EUR 2.9 billion in 2015. Metso employs over 12,000 persons in more than 50 countries. Expect results.,

For further information, please contact:

Martin Dreßen, Business Manager, Oil & Gas business line, Metso, tel. +49 8294 8695 5406, email:

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Global Communications, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, Email:

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